- Call number
- Sc MG 230
- Physical description
- .2 linear feet
- Portuguese and Spanish
- Preferred Citation
- Brazil miscellaneous collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Restricted access. Request access to this collection.
- Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.
Historic documents pertaining to slavery in Brazil including a royal Portuguese decree regarding punishment of slaves using forbidden weapons, 1756; ten laws dealing with various aspects of slavery, mainly in Brazil and Angola, 1751-1773; instructions to the captain of a Portugese schooner regarding slave traffic, 1845; account book of a Brazilian official with list of slaves, their provenance, and cost, 1813; a royal Portuguese decree regarding the slave trade, 1807; Brazilian bills of sale for slaves, 1813; a manuscript of an officer moving to Portugal, 1813; and a printed decree regulating the forced draft of slaves into the Armed Forces, 1813.
Source of acquisitionDocuments, account book, bills of sale:
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801